• Thanks to French Studio, Herrin, IL (September, 2010)
  • Children's Christmas Program 12/13/15
  • Mission team at Huitzilán, Puebla, Mexico (June, 2015)
  • Mission team at Huacapa, Oaxaca, México (March, 2013)
  • Mission team with Eloy & family (April, 2011)
  • Lucas Hunter receives a Bible in honor of his Eagle Scout award.
  • Congratulations to Eagle Scout Kefren Hunter
  • Celebration of Adoption (8/15/2010)
  • Vacation Bible School, July, 2010
  • Vacation Bible School, July, 2010
  • Vacation Bible School, July, 2010
  • Vocan Paz, Costa Rica, 2005
  • Mission Team in Tacuba Nueva, México, 2011
  • Commissioning for 2008 Mission trip
  • At site in México 2008
  • La Ceiba Mission Trip, México, 2006



Thank you for visiting our website!     Our church is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through our website and learn about our fellowship.
     If you are considering relocating to our area, we would love to have you be our guest for Sunday School and worship.  You will find:

  • A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you
  • Preaching/teaching that is centered on the Word of God
  • Ministries to meet the spiritual needs of every age
  • A corporate outlet for truth-filled and moving praise and worship

In His Care,
The deacons of Crainville Baptist Church

Contact Us

Crainville Baptist Church
806 Marion St.
Crainville, Illinois 62918
Phone 618-985-2574



  • Welcome to our website!


    Welcome to our website!  If you have any corrections, suggestions or questions, please address them to Al Turl or send them by clicking the email button at the left.  Thank you and enjoy our site.


  • Office Hours: 9:00am until 1:00pm
  • Especially for Children on Sunday Mornings

    Junior Church meets (in the Education Building) for children through 3rd grade. They  leave after the  Children’s Story. 

    A nursery is provided in the Fellowship Hall building for children three years and under.

  • See inspirational messages, devotions, etc. on the Info Center page

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    (click crosses)


  • Community United Pantry

    Crainville Baptist is scheduled to work at the Community United Pantry (C.U.P.) the month of December, every Tuesday and Friday from 9:00 AM to 12.  If you have any questions, see Dianna Hall or Sharon Barnes.


  • Annual Meeting

    There will be a Business Meeting on December 14, 2016 at 6:00 PM for the purpose of electing officers, appointing committees and approving the budget for 2017.  A quorum of 18 people is needed.


  • Youth Lock Out

    Christmas Break Lock-In      Dec. 16 - 17, 2016   8 PM - 8 AM

    We will have tons of games, a scavenger hunt, movies, pizza, snacks and learn about the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ and what that means for us.  5th graders thru high school aged kids are invited and are encouraged to bring a friend.  The more the merrier!!!  Adults please note that every youth that wants to attend must have their parents sign an approval form that will be supplied at Church and during youth meetings on Sundays.  We also need parents with energy to help make this a fun, safe and memorable event.  If you can help for at least two hours, please let Jennifer or Jared Whitehead know and what time you would be willing to assist.  We will need at least 6 volunteers throughout  the lock-in.  One more thing, we of course will need snacks.

    Pizza and drinks will be provided.  Thanks for all your help in this and we are looking forward to a great Christmas Break Lock-in!!!!

    Jared and Jennifer Whitehead

  • Choral Christmas Cantata

    A very special treat is in store for us on Sunday morning, December 18, 2016 at 10:30 AM when our children join the adult choir and present a Christmas program combining two cantatas. 

    The one featuring the children is entitled "Mary Had a Little Lamb"  and the adult cantata is titled  "Christmas is Coming."  Bethany Tanner, choir director and Tammy Horn are working with the children and the children are joining the adult choir in rehearsal on Sunday evenings. 

    The solos, narrations, and choir voices reveal the true meaning of Christmas.  Join us for this celebration of Jesus' birth and our Christian faith.

  • Christmas Eve Candlelight 2016

    The Candlelight Christmas Eve Service will begin at

    9:00PM.  We will be singing carols, lighting the

    Christ Candle, reading  scriptures and partaking of

    the Lord's Supper.  All are invited  to share this

    special night.  {Everyone who believes in Jesus  as

    their personal Lord and Savior is welcome at Christ's

    table  in our church.)


  • Christmas Day Sunday Worship

    The Christmas Day Service (Sunday, December 25) will start at 10:30 AM.  There will be no Sunday School and no evening service.

  • Midweek Bible Study & Prayer Meeting time

    Our midweek Bible Study & Prayer Meeting meets at 6:00PM Wednesday evenings.


  • Recycle Bulletins

    Please recycle your bulletin after worship on Sundays.  Thee is a white basket in the narthex so if you don't want to take your bulletin home, please put the bulletin and inserts in the basket so they may be recycled.   Thank you.

  • Positions Available

    Position 1:  This website needs everyone in the church to report church news, dates and particulars of upcoming events.

    Position 2:  All available photographers (digital) are needed to send in event photos.

    Position 3:  Those with historic photos are urged to let us scan them for this site for our 120 year celebration.

    Hours:  You set the hours and work from home.

    Salary:  Our undying gratitude.

    Apply for one or more of these positions by clicking the email button on the left.

    Hey, what more could you ask for?

    PS  Please let others who may not know we have this website or have internet access know about these marvelous opportunities.

  December 2016  

Upcoming Events



Church School for all ages
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Evening Worship
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Business Meeting
6:00 PM
purpose of electing officers, appointing committees and approving the budget for 2017


Youth lock-in
6:30 PM
Scavenger hunt, movies, pizza, snacks and learn about the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ and what that means for us.


Youth lock-in
ending at 8:00 AM
Choir Christmas Party
6:00 PM
at the Ridley's house


Church School for all ages
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Evening Worship
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM


10:30 AM to 11:30 AM